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  • GHYLA Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept 16, from 6:30-8:30 PM
  • ... at the Wells Fargo Plaza, 1000 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002
  • ... All GHYLA members are required to send a voting member.

Greater Houston Youth Lacrosse Association

GHYLA 2014-2015 pre-season board meeting

September 16, 2014 – 06:30 PM

Mark your calendars.  The GHYLA pre-season board of directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Glenn has secured the large street-level auditorium inside the lobby of the Wells Fargo building downtown.  The address is: Wells Fargo Plaza, 1000 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX  77002.

Two important proposals will be discussed and voted upon at the 9/16 meeting: 

Motion #1 (“Change the size of the U11 field and player complement for the 4U division”) – The U11 (aka 4U) division currently uses the reduced-size field (35 yds x 60 yds) and 7v7 play.  The proposal is to: (a) Switch the U11 division to the full-sized field and 10v10 play, or (b) Permit 4U teams to opt to play 10v10 as its own Division, or (c) Switch the U11 division to a reduced (75%) field and 10v10 play.  

Motion #2 (“Eliminate academic grade level from the player eligibility requirements for the various GHYLA playing divisions”) – GHYLA has traditionally used academic grade level as part of its criteria for player eligibility (i.e., 8th grade, 7th grade, 5-6 grade, 3-4 grade, and 1-2 grade).  The US Lacrosse Rules call for the use of only the player’s age to determine player eligibility.  The proposal is to adopt the US Lacrosse Youth Rules 100% and eliminate the local GHYLA exception to include academic grade level in the requirements for player eligibility in a particular playing division (i.e., use strict U15, U13, U11, and U9 playing divisions.)

Reminders: Each GHYLA team is required by the GHYLA Bylaws to send a voting member to the meeting.  Jim Warner of Clear Lake has graciously volunteered for the position of GHYLA Secretary.  No one else has volunteered, but the board of directors must vote to elect GHYLA officers.  Cheers.  Tim Bohdan (Acting Secretary, on behalf of the GHYLA Executive Committee).


Welcome to the home of the Greater Houston Youth Lacrosse Association.
The mission of the GHYLA is to organize, develop, and promote middle and elementary school lacrosse in the Greater Houston area, and to honor the game by instilling the values of scholastic achievement, sportsmanship, and individual development.

The GHYLA consists of teams from the following organizations:
Clear Lake, Cy-Fair, Frank Black MS, Friendswood, HYLAX, Katy, Kingwood, Kinkaid, Klein, Lobo Lacrosse, Magnolia, Memorial, Outlaws, 
Pearland, Pin Oak, Pershing , Presbyterian, Richmond, Sienna, Stratford and Woodlands.

The GHYLA is composed of five playing-level divisions:
8th graders, 7th graders, the Young Guns (5th and 6th graders),  4th Grade and Under (4U), and 2nd Grade and Under (2U) Division. 

August 31, 2011

GHYLA has been granted tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization

GHYLA received designation as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to GHYLA are also tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. GHYLA is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2016, or 2522 of the Code. Please contact the GHYLA treasurer ( if you wish to make any donations.

Greater Houston Youth Lacrosse Association

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